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Woodbury man killed wife, then himself, police say

WOODBURY -- A 75-year-old Woodbury man fatally beat his wife of 40 years last week and then hanged himself, a preliminary investigation indicates.James and Beverly Miller were found dead Friday afternoon after neighbors noticed newspapers piling ...

WOODBURY - A 75-year-old Woodbury man fatally beat his wife of 40 years last week and then hanged himself, a preliminary investigation indicates.
James and Beverly Miller were found dead Friday afternoon after neighbors noticed newspapers piling up on the doorstep of their townhome in the 8800 block of Spring View Alcove. They last had contact with family and the property owner about five days earlier, according to Woodbury police spokeswoman Michelle Okada.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate Beverly Miller, 85, died of blunt-force trauma to the head. Investigators believe James Miller, 72, caused that trauma and then hanged himself, Okada said in a release Tuesday.
Police previously said it appeared the couple died Tuesday, based on the accumulation of newspapers at the home. Okada said the couple had no known history of domestic disturbances.

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